So they say age 2 can be tough – what with the terrible twos and toddler temper tantrums.
Well, not really the case with Raina.
Raina is really a fun kid to be around, altho she can be quite shy with some people. She’s easy-going, very cheeky and full of expression. Unlike her big sister who is Miss Prim & Proper, Raina is the total opposite. She’s Miss Cheeky & Cheerful. Those curls of hers really suits her personality. She’s not fussy and very selamba. We can bring her to crowded and loud places, wait for my turn at the post office for an hour or so, go grocery shopping with her in peace and hardly a temper tantrum. She rarely screams or whines when things don’t go her way; she’d either just make a duck face (which is so cute by the way) or throw herself on the floor and cry for like 30 seconds. After a hug and a cookie, she’d be all cheerful again.
But at home, this little girl is a handful! She’s into everything and I mean EVERYTHING. She likes to poke around and is really good at making a HUGE mess which drives me insane sometimes. She likes to inspect every drawer in the house, pour drinks on the carpet, smear food on her face, hair and everywhere (she once smeared blue paint on her hair), climb on anything she can, chew on dry leaves and twigs, and turn every knob, switch, button or whatever she can get her hands on, including the stove and the oven. She’s like one curious kitten! Really keeps me on my toes, this girl.
Now Raina is at that mimicking stage. She likes to mimic whatever her big sister say and do. If Ayra refused to do something and said “No, I don’t want” and made a face, Raina would mimic her exact words and expression. One time, Ayra accidentally hit her knees on the leg of our bed and cried “Waaaaaa sakit kakiii!” and Raina pretended to cry as well and said the very same thing. It’s so freaking hilarious! Boleh berlakon la budak ni!
She gets along well with her big sister most of the time, but can get aggressive when she’s angry. Raina is more of an “action” girl (Ayra is more verbal, which includes whining :P). If Raina wants something, she’d go and get it. If she’s angry at someone (usually her big sis), she’d just hit her with a Barbie or pull her hair or something. People say it’s a second child thing? Well I don’t know, but I do know that every child is different and I’m doing my best to embrace it.
But overall, Raina is a cheeky and happy-go-lucky child. She’s loveable and adorable. It’s hard to be mad at her because every time when she does something “naughty”, she’d give me this huge cheeky grin that flashes her deep dimple (which she got from her dad), and I melt instantly.
Sigh… Dimples are my weakness.
Anyway, Raina just turned 3 today. She went from being a calm and quiet baby to this goofy cheeky kiddo (my MIL said “budak banyak akal”). I don’t know how that happened! Haha. But I love her anyways, so very much.
We threw an early birthday party for her last week. Promise I will blog about it soon.
Happy birthday, my cheeky little sweetheart! Here’s to a wonderful year of being 3! (Please don’t postpone your terrible twos to terrible threes).